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Roy Jorgenson recalls his service days from the 8th Air Force and his bombing mission to Caen in Normandy, France, on the morning of D-Day, June 6, 1944.

WWII vet recalls D-Day and flying with the 8th Air Force


FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – At 93, Roy Jorgenson’s eyesight is fading. The aging vet wearing a “Mighty 8th Air Force” T-shirt can make out shadows and shapes and get around at the Minnesota Veterans Home here.

But in his mind’s eye, the former World War II ball turret gunner can still clearly see the massive flotilla of ships that filled the English Channel on June 6, 1944.

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